The vice president of the Community of Madrid, Ignacio Aguado, wants to reach Christmas with an accumulated incidence of 25 positive cases of Covid per 100,000, for which he believes that “it may be necessary to make a stop for a few days defined” and expand the measures that now affect the region.
Aguado hopes to have a regional order starting next week, at which time the state of alarm that affects the capital and other municipalities in the Community could be lifted, in order to extend the restrictions. The vice president believes that it is necessary to continue with these measures to “save the Christmas campaign”, as explained in an interview in The country.
“We are not going to be able to end the restrictions and we have to continue with them. We have to get to Christmas with a cumulative incidence of 25 positive cases per 100,000. That is the challenge, ambitious, but if we are able to reach those levels we will have saved the Christmas campaign and health. We must bet on forceful measures that drastically lower the curve, “he insisted.
In those days “everyone” would have to stop to go down the curve and get to Christmas “with more guarantees.” If not, there will be more patients in ICU beds, “with the flu, with more admissions. Tourists will not be able to come, there will be more restrictions, merchants will be harmed, there will be no Christmas campaign“and it will be” very difficult to raise your hand for families to regroup. “
Aguado has asked to bet on political collaboration, in line with what was expressed this Sunday by the regional president, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, during the tribute to the victims of the Covid. “The first thing we have to understand is that the division between administrations causes deaths. The union saves lives. We have to put aside the tension. Politicians have to set political goals for ourselves. I put it: 25 cases per 100,000. Then the experts will tell us how to achieve them. I am not a doctor, nor an expert. They have to be them, “said the vice president.
Aguado stressed that he is not in favor of opening entertainment venues until 1 am in the morning “but rather of adapting the strategy based on how events are going.” And he has pointed out that the explanation that Health has given them for this extension of hours goes through do not prolong the meetings by moving them to the homes.
“So that the party does not take home. The infections occur mainly in homes because we think that our environment can not infect us,” said the regional vice president.
Regarding the different measures implemented by the regional government, Aguado recalled that It is a coalition executive in which the PP is the majority. “We are government partners, not anyone’s subjects,” he has launched.
“Here the PP has the majority. If things had been the other way around, things would have been different but the reality is this. We are government partners, we are not an army,” he added.